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Moss Point honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jackson County Southern Christian Leadership Conference officials led the mile and half march in Moss Point. (Photo source: WLOX) Jackson County Southern Christian Leadership Conference officials led the mile and half march in Moss Point. (Photo source: WLOX)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

It was a day of celebration and remembrance in Moss Point, as more than 100 people of all ages marched in honor of a man know as a drum major for peace, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Jackson County Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes the march every year and invited people from across the coast to participate. SCLC members said the march is a symbol of honor and respect for King's life, legacy and mission to promote non-violence and make the world a better place to live.

Those who participated in Monday's march could be seen carrying the slain pastor and humanitarian's pictures, as well as famous quotes that inspired so many during the civil rights era until now.

The mile and half march ended at the New Faith Missionary Baptist Church on Meridian Street. Several pastors prayed, and they also asked folks in the to crowd hug each other as way of showing appreciation for their neighbors who may not look like them.

Many of the marchers pointed out that decades after King's dream, discrimination and inequality are becoming almost non-existent in many parts of the U.S., but they still will continue the fight until King's vision is totally fulfilled.

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